Customs and Border Protection Officers

General Information

Description

Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

Job Outlook

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$63,150

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$108,840
$33,980
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 39%
  • Bachelor's degree 27%
  • Some college 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Psychology
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